An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist. I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to. The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Kimberly Rowe.
|2009||MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, with Honors|
|1999||BA, Studio Art, California State University, Hayward, CA, Cum Laude|
|1999||BA, Special Major / Psychology, Philosophy, and Religion, California State University, Hayward, CA, Cum Laude|
“I thrive on a dance of intuitive gambles and considered choices. My paintings are non-objective, visual experiences. I make no specific plans, but watch them unfold as they go. I am not interested in painting things that I already know; it is the mystery and revelation of things unknown that thrill me.
What drives my work is the challenge of creating puzzles that I have to solve, which produce outcomes that delight and surprise me. I love layering: hiding and revealing, and hiding and revealing, again. Rhythm and repetition move me. Edges and angles grab my attention. And I live for color. Give me weird greens next to extreme yellows on top of grey blues beside earthy oranges, dull purples, bright reds, and dirty whites, and I’ll gladly push and pull them around.
I insist upon undoing my paintings when they seem “done” too soon, because they are, after all, “just paintings” and I will never know how great they can be if I settle for leaving after their first act. I don’t want to have to ask, “What if? . . .What if it could have been something grander and I stopped short?” KR
Other material relating to Kimberly Rowe.
Artist website: kimberlyrowe.net
Blog: Kimberly Rowe
ArtSlant: Kimberly Rowe
BayVan: Kimberly Rowe
Curating Contemporary: Kimberly Rowe